HanAra Software Chooses Austin for its North American Headquarters

HanAra Software, a subsidiary of South Korean-based BNF Technology, has selected Austin as its North American headquarters and plans to triple in size. The company, which provides data management and predictive analytics solutions for plant management, has six employees in 1,000 square feet at 3410 Far West Blvd. They are hiring and plan to add […]

Austin Technology Council Names Amber Gunst as Interim CEO

The Austin Technology Council on Thursday announced the appointment of Amber Gunst as interim Chief Executive Officer. Gunst takes the reins from Barbary Brunner who has served as the organization’s CEO for the past two years. Brunner announced last week that she had left to join Phunware, an Austin-based software company, as its Chief Marketing […]

Inc. Magazine Names Ten Austin Companies to its 2018 Best Places to Work List

Inc. Magazine Wednesday named ten Austin-based companies to its list of best places to work. The companies included Arrive Logistics, Embark, Munck Wilson Mandala, Opcity, Peddle, Praetorian, Salcora, Square Root, Student Loan Hero, and The Zebra. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just under 300 winning companies nationally. Inc. recognized Square Root, creators […]

LiveOak Venture Partners Adds Two More Investment Professionals

LiveOak Venture Partners announced this week that it has expanded its staff. LiveOak, based in Austin, added Mike Marcantonio as principal and Mason Rathe as a senior associate. They will focus on new investments and support the firm’s portfolio of companies. Marcantonio previously worked at Blue Heron Capital and focused on venture and growth stage […]

Lawyer Jose Ancer Discusses Legal Issues Tech Entrepreneurs Face on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

Jose Ancer is a tech and venture capital focused corporate partner in the Startup and Emerging Technology Group of Egan Nelson and the firm’s Chief Technology Officer. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his Law Degree from Harvard. He represents early-stage companies across a variety of tech-focused industries and […]

Student Loan Genius Lands $3.5 Million in Funding

Student Loan Genius has raised $3.5 million in venture capital. Vestigo Ventures, based in Cambridge, Mass., led the round which included CMFG Ventures, Prudential Financial and Rubicon Venture Capital also participated in the round. The Austin-based startup, founded in 2013, has raised more than $7 million to date. The company plans to use the funds […]

Silverton Partners Closes on a New $108 Million Fund

Silverton Partners, based in Austin, announced this month that it has closed on Fund V at $108 million. The venture capital firm, founded in 2006, focuses on early-stage companies and since its launch, the firm has made more than 50 investments in the enterprise and consumer technology categories. “Fund V, our largest fund to date, […]

OJO Labs Raises $20.5 Million in VC Funding and Plans to Double in Size

OJO Labs, an Austin artificial intelligence startup, has raised $20.5 million in venture capital. The company, founded in 2015, raised the Series B round from new investors Realogy, the Royal Bank of Canada, Northwest Mutual Fund Ventures and ServiceMaster. It also included existing investors LiveOak Venture Partners and Silverton Partners, both based in Austin. “This […]

Indeed Expands in Austin and Plans to Add 3,000 New Jobs

Indeed, the world’s number one job site, Thursday announced plans for a huge expansion in Austin and plans to add 3,000 new jobs. The Austin-based company is adding 615,000 square feet of office space in two new offices. “We are committed to growing in Austin, a city that is a proven tech hub with excellent […]

Barbary Brunner Leaves ATC to Join Phunware, which is Launching a Cryptocurrency

The CEO of the Austin Technology Council Barbary Brunner announced Thursday that she has left the organization to join Phunware, which also announced it’s launching a cryptocurrency called Phuncoin. Brunner will join Phunware as its Chief Marketing Officer. Brunner, with 25 years of technology leadership experience, previously served as CMO of Experian’s PriceGrabber business, CMO […]